- Oct 27, 2017
Hopefully, they are not crunching their employees that much :c
Ideally not at all! But this industry...
Ideally not at all! But this industry...
i just readed the article i cant remember the dates and announcements and stuff
I don’t think the FF7 remake has to worry anything about sales.The delay itself isn't that bad really but I think pushing it back, so close to Cyberpunk's release is a very iffy idea, even with this being a huge profile title. I wonder if what the delay was needed for was something that couldn't be addressed with an update, or something related to financial reasons since it's pushing it right out of the fiscal year.
Either way, I think it's going to cut into some sales putting it up against CP2077, not to mention other big games coming out right in that period like RE3 as well. April this year already had way too many things packed into it and this isn't going to help it.
If anything FFX got the opposite of a delay. It was initially scheduled to release (in the US) in January 2002. Then it got bumped up to Monday, December 24th, then bumped up again, wisely, to December 17th, where it actually hit shelves.
To be honest I'm more looking forward to FF X than the remake, some of the new characters like that samurai guy and the blue lion, look really cool. Looking forward to exploring Zhanarkhand, looks absolutely massive!
Weird. I was following the game very closely at the time (was even a mod on a Squaresoft fan forum at the time, lol) and I don’t recall that at all.
yeah idk if the articles are right, its hard to fact check old news, to much effort for thatWeird. I was following the game very closely at the time (was even a mod on a Squaresoft fan forum at the time, lol) and I don’t recall that at all.
I mean, the game made it’s re-appearance (it went dark after the Jan 2000 Millennium Conference) in Famitsu in like late Jan/early February 2001. I don’t think it was ever scheduled for March, so Gamespot was likely pulling that out of their ass. We didn’t even see the first real gameplay footage of FFX (Besaid Island, Tsushida’s battle system, Valefor summon) until E3 2001, which was mid-May back then. It then released July, a mere year after FFIX.
So if Gamespot is correct (I doubt it), it was a VERY hushed delay.
I can kind of get it. It's kind of a more specific JRPG vs WRPG argument. They have some similar themes and cityscapes. FFVII's Midgar section has even been described as kind of Cyberpunk. That said, it does feel like some people are bringing up arguments from years ago to stir the pot a bit. I feel like the next thing I'm gonna read is that it looks like a FFXV clone.
This is my biggest worry. FFVIIR has less than ideal sales due to a bad release date, and then the rest of the series is either scaled down or scrapped. Perhaps I'm being a bit paranoid.
TheJollyCorner is correct at least where the US is concerned. I was working at Circuit City at the time (god I'm old) and I remember all of us being shocked that the game came in and we were told to go ahead and start selling it a week before Christmas. Many of us in the department put aside a copy for ourselves so we could purchase it once our shifts were done lol. It was a happy early Christmas present for us! XD
You say "Like come on" as if I said anything about the relative quality of titles, or engaged you about your personal opinion regarding the devs. The point I made was if you wanted to wait, ones experience of Cyberpunk 2077 will be better. FF7R isn't likely to change as dramatically based on the post launch support from both publishers and the kind of game CP2077 is.
Releasing a AAA title literally right in the middle between the releases of two other AAA titles - one of which is poised to do far better financially [Cyberpunk 2077] is not a smart business move and that's how economics works
Of course it doesn’t stop, but they now have an extra 40 days to prepare a day one patch and some extra time to put some polish onto what will be printed onto the disc, which I’m sure the employees are relieved by. I work long hours in TV and an extra 40 days would be appreciated by everyone on any number of projects.
You're trying to be smart but you're being unrealistic. I've been in situations like this before, where delays to our releases have happened and it's not viable to push it by, say, 2 months, so we have to settle on a closer date even if it's close to other big releases. That's just how it is unfortunately.